Vice President Mike Pence will attend President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s inauguration on Jan. 20, an aide to the vice chairman stated on Saturday, a cut up with President Trump’s determination to not go.
The adviser revealed the choice 4 days after Mr. Pence hunkered for canopy on the Capitol advanced as a mob of Trump supporters who had attended a rally with the president overtook the constructing through the certification of the Electoral School votes.
Mr. Trump confirmed on Friday that he would not be attending the inauguration.
Mr. Pence had at all times been likelier to attend the inauguration than Mr. Trump, who was an virtually sure to skip the ceremony. However after the occasions on the Capitol on Wednesday that left 5 individuals lifeless, Mr. Pence’s determination was anticipated.
Mr. Biden stated this week that he was comfortable to not have Mr. Trump there, however that Mr. Pence was “welcome” and that it could assist with the transition. Mr. Trump had pressured Mr. Pence publicly and privately to overturn the certifications and throw them again to the states in order that Mr. Trump may attempt to undo leads to states that Mr. Biden gained.